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TV turning on giving Emergency Broadcast Alert at full volume (Conspiracy / Strange)

by Doctor Of Death, Wednesday, October 06, 2021, 04:12 (18 days ago)

Seeing a lot of devices starting to incorporate this. They're setting us up for something :-whistle

I think this TV would be going in the bin if I owned it.


https://www.amazonforum.com/s/question/0D54P000080WTTgSAO/how-to-turn-off-emergency-alerts

I just bought a TOSHIBA 50” last night and the first night it was installed we experienced the same thing. Woke my entire family up last night and was very startling. I need to find a resolution to this before I go on a warpath in the Amazon reviews.

Has anyone found a solution for this? My TV blasted an emergency alert at 1AM at full volume, even though the TV was off. It's very unsettling and definitely want to avoid it happening again.

It isn't an issue limited to just Fire TV Edition TVs. There are reports of this happening on other smart TVs that have Android based operating systems (like Sony Bravia). It sounds like the signal from the cable box containing the alert is triggering the TV to turn on (sometimes just the audio portion for the alert) for the duration of the alert.

While I have not had the Emergency Alert turn my TV on, I have had mine turn on, and later off, all by itself when nobody was home (I saw it occur on my security cameras) quite a few times.

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TV turning on giving Emergency Broadcast Alert at full volume

by Ashton, Wednesday, October 06, 2021, 20:18 (17 days ago) @ Doctor Of Death

So in some cases its not actually turning the TV on fully but just the speakers. Forget that, if you can't turn that off in the settings the TV has got to go back :-hehe

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TV turning on giving Emergency Broadcast Alert at full volume

by Robot in Disguise, Thursday, October 07, 2021, 03:28 (17 days ago) @ Doctor Of Death

Some smart phones have done that in the past in America and scared the shit out of people.

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TV turning on giving Emergency Broadcast Alert at full volume

by Otter Nutter, Friday, October 08, 2021, 22:48 (15 days ago) @ Doctor Of Death

Do they also do this with their echo device?

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